Kids Summer Fashion Trends Make Sewing Fun!

by Lisa on April 23, 2009

I happen to be in-the-know about something. I’m not often ‘in the loop’, and was tickled to have an insider’s view into what’s totally happening in kids fashion for summer after putting together some creative writing for a major upcoming children’s fashion show. So, of course, I feel it’s my utmost duty to pass on this little tidbit of information, not only because I want you to have fun sewing for your kids, but it just so happens that You Can Make This has many patterns that fit what’s hot this season!

Many of the designers I interviewed as part of the kids fashion show project are mixing bright, bold colors this summer. Color is the ticket, from bright pinks and greens, to bold patterns and everything in between. This colorful pallet, however, is being created into classic pieces.

Classic is good because it means a single piece can usually be worn many different ways. Still in style this summer are summer style and A-line style dresses, peasant style tops and yes, the ruffle pant! Also, something new and unique is the ruffle Bermuda-type short. Similar to a ruffle pant or Capri, this shorter version offered two layers of ruffles right above the knee. Along those lines, city shorts and gauchos paired with a peasant top and button down vest was featured as a modern twist for girls. Keeping in line with simple style, fabric headbands are making a big splash in pretty patterns, which offer a really easy way to liven up any outfit.

City chic and bohemian styles seem very prominent this year as well, so if you plan on sewing a few pieces and want to stay in style, try out a favorite wide leg pant and a few peasant tops in brighter colors…have fun by mixing pretty prints and solids. No matter what, remember to try something new and have fun! And, I promise I’ll share a link to the fashion show that gave me an inside peek as soon as I can!

Happy sewing~


1 Joni 04.24.09 at 9:01 am

I can’t wait to get started sewing fun and colorful creations for summer. I am going to make some ruffled bermuda shorts right now!

2 Julie the handbag queen 04.28.09 at 8:08 am

Interesting idea to make summer fashion clothes for kids. I wish I could sew so I can make some.

3 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 04.28.09 at 10:02 am

You are so right-it does make it even more fun to sew! My problem now is that my kids have too many clothes because I enjoy it a little too much! :)

4 Lennon 05.05.09 at 11:29 pm

These are great, but who has the time to sew

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